Point Break

Point Break

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Starring Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty, John G. McGinley, James LeGros. (1991, R, 120 min.)

REVIEWED By Steve Davis, Fri., July 19, 1991

For a while, Point Break rides the swell of an amphetamine rush: It's a movie that's going places. Bigelow stages the film's action sequences with a brutal efficiency (they almost redeem the movie), but she can't keep the increasingly silly script in check.

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Point Break, Kathryn Bigelow, Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty, John G. McGinley, James LeGros

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